Rim - Sannine Mountain


Country/territory: Lebanon

IBA Criteria met: A4iv (2008)
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Area: 244 ha

Protection status:

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high not assessed low
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Site description
This site consists of mountain slopes and rocky valleys on the southern slopes of Lebanon’s second highest mountain, mount Sannine, in the west BekaaThe land is used on a secondary level as rangeland, tourism, and recreation.

Key biodiversity
At least 5 Biome-restricted Species from the Mediterranean biome breed on site: Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata,Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala,Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica,Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia and Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala,as well as one from the Irano-Turanian Highlands biome: Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer. Records from 2004 and 2005 indicate that well in excess of the required 20 000 soaring birds pass over the site in spring and autumn. These include White Stork Ciconia ciconia and 19 species of bird of prey the most numerous being European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus and Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rim - Sannine Mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.